I thought the Viaggio was a 40 footer? or 41 or something...not a 45 footer?
I also forgot what you ended up paying.....I had also thought in a previous thread you had mentioned what you have put into it so far maint wise....perhaps my mistake
Like Bryce said, 43 feet. The Dina seems to have more space taken up in back by the motor than a MC-9 or similar since the Series 60 is tall. The floor raises up about 6 inches and then goes to about 3 feet tall at 12 inches or so from the rear. There is also an area in the rear on the driver's side that is about 15 inches tall to accommodate the radiator underneath. I was able to work around most of the raised area in my floor plan. I would say the clear floor space is similar to a 40 footer.
I did mention my maint costs in TomC's thread about buses being expensive. I wasn't complaining, but rather trying to be realistic for someone who buys a bus without the skills to do the brakes and such. Probably half the expense was due to neglect by the previous owner and the rest routine stuff that needs to be done periodically.
I wish brake drums for my Dina cost $100 each. JD at C&J ordered the drums for about $300 each from MCI. They did not fit and MCI insisted the part number was correct for a Dina. JD found the right drums in Chicago, but they cost $600 each. I have Q brakes and JD said Q brake drums have to be replaced instead of resurfaced.